Distance Learning: Ellis Island PowerPoint and Guided Notes

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Grade Levels
4th - 8th, Homeschool
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This Ellis Island PowerPoint Lesson is the perfect addition to your social studies classroom!

  • The 80 slide PowerPoint Lesson is visually engaging and include many pictures, video links, and thought-provoking questions! I use it to teach my fifth graders about this concept, but it is appropriate for older students as well.
  • This lesson includes 4 pages of guided notes that students can use to follow along while you teach. The Guided Notes come in both a printable and digital version for use with Google Classroom.

This Lesson Covers the Following Topics:

1. Reasons immigrants came to America in the late 1800s and early 1900s

2. Steerage conditions

3. The Statue of Liberty

4. The Baggage Room

5. Stairs of Separation

6. The Great Hall

7. The Medical Exam

8. Legal Exam

9. Detention and Deportation

10. Entering America

11. Tenements

12. Jobs/Life in America

*Please note - this PowerPoint lesson is not editable in order to protect my work and follow copyright restrictions of the content and images displayed. You can; however, add additional slides with information if needed.


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Total Pages
80 slides and 4 pages of notes
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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